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Afshan Subohi

Faltering consumer demand

Faltering consumer demand

Consumer demand has crashed, but central bankers see it as a sign of successful policies aimed at cooling ... Published May 20, 2019 07:11am
Are we food-secure?

Are we food-secure?

In this report, the Dawn Business and Finance team attempts to scratch... Published Apr 22, 2019 06:58am
Surgical intervention for relief

Surgical intervention for relief

The minister supported leaving market forces to decide the price of non-essential items produced by pharmaceuticals Published Apr 15, 2019 07:02am

Ehsas: show me the money

The lack of clarity regarding the programme’s finances is the key reason why the plan is not being taken seriously ... Published Apr 08, 2019 07:12am
The crushing pain of joblessness

The crushing pain of joblessness

Distributing petty cash is not a solution to help people sustain their families and deal with the rising cost of living. Updated Apr 03, 2019 07:33am

Who will foot the bill?

‘While the galloping Indian economy may lose momentum and grow at a rate lower than projected... Published Mar 11, 2019 07:12am
Economics and the war drums

Economics and the war drums

Currently there exists no cost-benefit matrix of war for the two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan. Updated Mar 04, 2019 10:42am

Implausible utterances

‘Instead of scoring political points based on each other’s weaknesses... Published Feb 25, 2019 06:55am

It’s time to change the model

The narrow band of Pakistan’s asset-owning classes can withstand the economic blow that the consolidation phase inflicts Published Feb 18, 2019 07:10am

The regional trade puzzle

Razzak Dawood insisted in keeping hope alive although historically every time a step has been taken towards peace... Updated Feb 11, 2019 10:47am
Provinces’ stance on the NFC

Provinces’ stance on the NFC

The marathon meetings for the eighth National Finance Commission Award are expected to kick-start this week. Updated Feb 05, 2019 07:45am
Not cool, minister

Not cool, minister

The salaried class appreciates the exemptions, but will it be willing to pay for the concessions for ... Published Jan 28, 2019 07:03am